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Railroads, The Gallery

Train in Vane: 1905

Train in Vane: 1905

Syracuse, N.Y., circa 1905. "New York Central Railroad depot." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

Over and Under: 1936

Over and Under: 1936

April 1936. "Housing conditions in crowded parts of Milwaukee. Housing under the Wisconsin Avenue viaduct." Photo by Carl Mydans for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Muskogee Yards: 1939

Muskogee Yards: 1939

July 1939. "Railroad yards. Muskogee, Oklahoma." Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

DeLand Links: 1905

DeLand Links: 1905

Circa 1905. "Golf -- College Arms Hotel, DeLand, Florida." Back before golf carts, there was the golf train. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

Welcome to Duluth: 1941

Welcome to Duluth: 1941

August 1941. "Entering Duluth, Minnesota." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Sign of the Cross: 1940

Sign of the Cross: 1940

July 1940. "Negroes from Florida and Georgia who travel by car and truck, following the potato crop northward. Migratory agricultural worker has his supper (a nickel pie and a glass of milk) at the railroad crossing at Camden, North Carolina." Medium format acetate negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

¿Dónde Está Pancho: 1916

¿Dónde Está Pancho: 1916

June 10, 1916. "Carranza and U.S. troops use trains in search for Pancho Villa -- Mexican-U.S. campaign after Villa, 1916." Gelatin silver print, U.S. Copyright Office. View full size.

 

Mr. O.K.: 1942

Mr. O.K.: 1942

November 1942. Lititz, Pennsylvania. "Mr. O.K. Bushong, express agent. Two trains a day pass through Lititz on the Lancaster-Reading Railroad. He says that passenger trade has increased 100 percent since war." Photo by Marjory Collins, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Dinosaur Garage: 1942

Dinosaur Garage: 1942

        Updated April 2021 with a better scan of this Kodachrome.

December 1942. "40th Street Shops (Chicago & North Western locomotive shops at Chicago)." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Game Over: 1949

Game Over: 1949

June 25, 1949. "When day is done in Brooklyn (boys in advertisement-covered subway car filled with passengers)." Gelatin silver print by Angelo Rizzuto. View full size.

 

Toledo Union Station: 1905

Toledo Union Station: 1905

Circa 1905. "Union Station, Toledo, Ohio." Completed in 1886; replaced by the Central Union Terminal of 1950. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Co. View full size.

 

Track Shacks: 1941

Track Shacks: 1941

March 1941. "Overcrowded Navy towns -- housing in Norfolk, Virginia." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Reno Ambush: 1958

Reno Ambush: 1958

The latest dispatch from Don Cox is this Kodachrome dated October 1958. Judging by the mayhem on the roof below I'd say we're somewhere in the Wild, Wild West, where the men are men and the Thunderbirds are pink. (Yes, it's Reno. Also: Cash for Cars!) View full size.

 

Mourning McKinley: 1901

Mourning McKinley: 1901

Washington, D.C. "View from Randall School of H Street S.W., between Half & First Streets, in 1901 showing coal yard and old homes near railroad station. Houses have McKinley memorials. Portrait of President William McKinley draped in black is visible on the house on the left. A flag is at half mast on the right." Along with at least two other McKinley portraits. 8x10 inch glass negative, D.C. Street Survey Collection. View full size.

 

Earth Movers: 1901

Earth Movers: 1901

Washington, D.C., or vicinity circa 1901. "Group of laborers on railcar digging through dirt pile along track bed." 6x8 inch glass negative, D.C. Street Survey Collection. View full size.

 
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